WNBA Three-Point Contest to Return at Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017
NEW YORK - The WNBA announced today the return of the WNBA Three-Point Contest at Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 in Seattle - the league's first long-range competition at WNBA All-Star in eight years.
Showcasing six current WNBA players, the WNBA Three-Point Contest will take place during halftime of the Verizon WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, July 22 at KeyArena, home of the Seattle Storm. The All-Star Game will be televised nationally on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The WNBA Three-Point Contest is a two-round, timed competition in which five shooting locations are positioned around the three-point arc. Four racks contain four WNBA balls (each worth one point) and one "money" ball (worth two points). The fifth station is a special "all money ball" rack, which each participant can place at any of the five locations. Every ball on this rack is worth two points.
The players have one minute to shoot as many of the 25 balls as they can. The three competitors with the highest scores in the first round advance to the championship round.
The WNBA, in partnership with the Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), will add a new element to reflect the players' work off the court as leaders on social issues and their active engagement with philanthropic efforts. For the first time, $10,000 will be donated to a charity of the winner's choice in support of her work in the community.
The six-player field and the charities they are competing for will be announced at a later date.
For more information on Verizon WNBA All-Star and game tickets, fans may visit www.wnba.com . The 2017 WNBA regular season runs through Sept. 3.
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